As the debate and speculation about the Extended Universe being in Episode 7 rises to a *mild* screech across keyboards around the world, a rumour got out that Timothy Zhan had met with JJ Abrams about some kind of involvement in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Zahn wrote a very popular series of Star Wars featuring a player named Thrawn that many fans would like to see in the movie.
But to his credit Zahn has shot down the suggestion he’s in on the action with JJ by leaving a comment on Club Jade’s page saying
“I usually don’t get involved with this stuff, but since my name came up I thought it might be useful for me to state for the record that Abrams and I have *not* met. For whatever that’s worth.”
So one could loosely interpret that as being Thrawn isn’t in Star Wars ….
Wish was nice of him to do as there's enough lies and mistruths out there already without people having to get their nickers in a twist about whether a blue smurf will appear in the movies ;)